Sarah Silverman guests on Jimmy Kimmel after they’d broken up.
Today on Huffington Post there was a story about how some wackos out there are saying that Obama is the Anti-Christ. Whatever. Who isn’t the Anti-Christ these days?
What I especially enjoyed about that web page was this Google Ads spot judiciously placed below the story
Hey, NostraThomas begs to differ. We are the ones we have been waiting for to declare the Anti-Christ, and we are not ready yet to tell.
Hint. If you re-arrange Obama’s name you can come up with 666:
Barack Hussei Nobama
As it probably says in Revalations: “And the Beast shall re-arrange the spelling of its name so that the last letter of the middle name shall be the first letter of the last name”
our “two weeks without television” begins tomorrow. the idea is to see how it goes, see if the kid will read more. easy for me. i haven’t watched anything since the European Cup finals. In the morning I’ll unplug the ugly thing and stick it in the tool shed.
(now, if only i could round up some celebrities, add some lame beats, and stick in some of those “now-more-notes-per-syllable’ hystrionic vocal stylings that pass for singing in our culture nowadays, and i will have another viral hit on my hands
just an hour ago, the lead headline at sfgate.com (San Francisco Chronicle) was “U.S. Economy slows to near crawl”. I guess that wasn’t dramatic enough. They just changed it to “U.S. Economy skids to near halt”. Maybe in another hour we’ll be treated to an economy that “staggers to near stop” or “stumbles and bruises its shin”.
my boy is in a ‘three kings’ production at school this week. as an atheist, i just don’t get in a snit about these things. he also says the pledge of allegiance – whatever. he doesn’t even know the meaning of the word ‘indivisible’, except that dividing by zero is an illegal mathematical operation. he does enjoy his math. but it always gets me wondering about those three wise men who followed the star and showed up at the manger bearing gifts. what i wonder about is, whatever happened to those guys, and didn’t they tell anyone back home? because we never hear about them again, and nobody seems to know anything about that baby for another thirty years. if it was to happen today, you can bet there’d be round the clock media coverage, like that ‘america held hostage’ show back in 1979-80 that eventually just turned into ‘nightline’.
so anyway, my kid gets to be one of the kings and naturally he wants to be the one with the gold (and you can keep that other smelly stuff). they also have to sing songs in spanish and portuguese which is sure to drive the ‘english-only’ people crazy. they’ll get into a snit and demand to know, why is my children learning?
There is a new Bin Laden video and I cannot find a complete transcript anywhere. I can find Jay Leno’s jokes about it. I can find snippets of it here and there. I can find people claiming he’s in X or Y or Z little town in Pakistan. But I’ve looked at newspapers from all over the world and cannot find either the complete video or a complete transcript.
We have “freedom of the press” but sometimes we just can’t get the information.
Two stories dominate the headlines: Michael Vick is cruel to dogs, and Senator Craig is a bathroom-cruising queer. The press brings up the usual “racial divide” in the question of Vick, but they don’t bring it up in regards to Craig. This is a racial divide in itself.
A tiresome one.
“Senator arrested in toilet says he’s not gay”
Don’t you just love it? And at his press conference the first thing he said was “I want to thank you all for coming out today”